The nuclear small-subunit ribosomal DNA sequence from the freshwater red alga Boldia erythrosiphon Herndon emend Howard et Parker was determined. Phylogenetic analysis confirms the positioning of this species within the bangiophycidean order of the Compsopogonales. The results strongly suggest that occupation of freshwater habitats by marine red algae has happened at least twice during red algal evolution.
|Pages (from-to)||555 - 557|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Phycology|
|Publication status||Published - Jun-1998|
- 18S rRNA
- Boldia erythrosiphon